Originally Posted by Kelfrecks
When is everyone getting there wedding dress pressed? Is it ok to do a few days before the wedding or is it something you want done the day before or the day of?
For most people, the dress was ready within 24 hours, but mine took 2 days ...I'm guessing because it was a big satin dress lol
Originally Posted by MichelleCrock
Now that we're getting closer to the big day (48 more days!!), I'm starting to think about more of the details and had a few quick questions if anyone has any advice:
Do people usually sit the photographer (and assistant) at a table with guests for dinner? Or just leave them to eat on their own at some point? Either way is fine by me, just not sure what the norm is (we're using Sascha from Cancun Photos)....
Also any suggestions on tipping vendors (photographer, DJ... and do most people tip the wedding coordinator too?)?
I sat my photographer with my wedding party and they had a lot of fun with him
Originally Posted by Kelfrecks
Good Morning Ladies! Does anyone have a good map of Playa del Carmen? I'd like to include it in our OOT bags. Or do they have free ones down there that I could just grab 25 of when we get there?
Also, for ROYAL PDC brides who have been married at/in the Gazebo, has anyone actually had the seats all in (under) the gazebo? We have a bout 35 guests and although it will be tight (I think) I would really like us all under the gazebo, so I'm trying to get an idea of its dimensions or if we would even fit!
I debated on this as well and decided to message Matt of Del Sol about his recommendations. This actually prompted him to right a big review on why you should not have guests seated inside. in a nutshell, if everyone is inside the gazebo and the photographer is in there trying to take pics of bride and groom, everything outside the gazebo gets washed out. You see nothing but white background, no ocean whatsoever. I had my guests on the outside with just the officiant and wedding party on the edge here is an example:
One more quick question regarding flowers - If you order them from Marvin at Maya Diseno Floral and we meet him in the lobby the morning of the wedding to pick up the flowers, where did you put them or take them so that the centerpieces made it to the tables in the reception? Does your onsite WC work with you on that? Thanks again!
Fernando was still doing my makeup, so my MOH ran to the wedding center where Maya Diseno was waiting with the flowers. She brought the bouquets back to my room, but Zulma (my WC) kept the centerpieces and bouts for the guys.
Originally Posted by JHarris
Lisa - How is your AHR planning going? Did it happen already?
I agree with going with Fernando. He is slightly pricey - you can do a trial run or both trial and makeup day. For both he voted total as $500. But I also have my mom, my mil, sister, sil and best friend for makeup and hair. Make sure you plan extra time for makeup and hair in case anything happens. According to Fernando it'll take him close to 4hrs to do all of us.
OMG I just had it this past Saturday and it was amazing! I'll have to post a link with pics as soon as I get them back from various people. If it is any indication, I am still recovering and am not at work today lol